Tom Herman's work at Texas looks more loaded than anticipated

Daily Texan Staff

He was replaced by freshman Kasim Hill, who came in and led two fourth-quarter touchdown drives.

In an already wild opening weekend matchup, Terrapins defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr. returned a Texas blocked field goal 71 yards with 11:43 remaining in the second quarter to extend Maryland's lead to 21-7. No update yet on Pigrome's status.

Buechele connected with 10 different receivers in the game, but was sacked five times as the Longhorns struggled to run the ball despite returning four starters on the offensive line.

Maryland came into Darrell K. Royal-Memorial Stadium as a almost three-touchdown underdog and left with a 51-41 win over No. 23 Texas. "No one knew what to expect", said Moore. He followed this up by running for a 25-yard score and giving D.J. Hill was in the right place at the right time twice on Maryland's mistakes, intercepting a tipped pass on the Terrapins' first drive and scooting untouched for a 31-yard TD return.

Special teams gaffes and a defense unable to seize momentum were crippling for Texas (Maryland recovered a kickoff fumble and returned a blocked field goal for a score - although, so did Texas), but the offense was the most disappointing part of the Texas effort on Saturday. Texas hurt itself with over 100 yards in penalties as well. Jefferson, who led Texas with nine tackles and delivered a punishing block on Reggie Hemphill-Mapes' 91-yard punt return, has been on the wrong side of the scoreboard way too much. That's when Hill took a blocked field goal and took it to the house.

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And not just any dancing, a very Lorde-esque interpretive dance routine that ended with her collapsing onto the ground. Perhaps it has to do with her flash new dance moves? Ed Sheeran performs a medley at the MTV Video Music Awards .

Tyrrell Pigrome threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score before leaving with an injury for Maryland.

Texas now has a long list of areas to work on moving forward, and it will be up to Herman to address each as needed. Maryland's defense, which had been such a liability a year ago, came up with three crucial stops in the fourth quarter, including two turnovers on downs, that helped seal the program's biggest win since well before Durkin arrived before the start of last season. But Herman said there was no sign of doubt or here-we-go-again from his team after the loss.

"We're our own worst enemy right now", Herman said, later adding, "The execution and just the self-inflicted wounds at just the most inopportune time are things that are hard to recover from, if not impossible".

"We've got to do better", Herman said. "We responded in the right mental and attitudinal way but the execution and the self-inflicted wounds are things that are hard to recover from, if not impossible".

The Tom Herman Era of Texas Football started in stunning, shocking, disappointing, and frustrating fashion.

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